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desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
inamorata - woman whom a man loves
depredation - plundering; destruction
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
manifest - evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)